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Alaska trekking family promotes new book

A young Alaskan family that’s made a life of hiking through the state’s remote and rugged territory will be stopping in Petersburg this week to promote a new book about their experiences. It’s called “Small Feet, Big Land: Adventure, Home and Family on the Edge of Alaska.”

Author Erin McKittrick and her husband Bretwood “Hig” Higman are founders of Groundtruth Trekking, a non-profit organization and website focused on natural resource and conservation issues in Alaska.

McKittrick’s first book, “A long Trek Home,” chronicled their four-thousand mile journey by foot, packraft and ski from Seattle to the Aleutians in 2007 and 2008. Since then, they’ve made their home in Seldovia where Higman grew up. Their two young children, Katmai and Lituya, accompany them on their expeditions, like their 2011 trek along Malaspina glacier.

McKittrick and Higman will give a reading in Petersburg on Saturday. They spoke with Matt Lichtenstein by phone this week from Sitka.
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Author Erin McKittrick will have a presentation and book signing at 7 pm on Saturday, October 19th at the Petersburg Public Library. You can learn more at groundtruthtrekking.org

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